Bertha Pearl May Lamb

1911–2002 (Age 91)
Binscarth, Manitoba, Canada

The Life of Bertha Pearl May

When Bertha Pearl May Lamb was born on 17 May 1911, in Binscarth, Manitoba, Canada, her father, William John Rossington Lamb, was 21 and her mother, Esther Ann Ducharme, was 23. She married Edward Pell in 1940, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She lived in Manitoba, Canada in 1916. She died on 19 June 2002, in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 91, and was buried in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.

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Bertha Pearl May Lamb
Edward Pell
Marriage: 1940

Spouse & Children

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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World Events (6)

1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 23

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.
1943 · Conservative Party Wins Ontario Election

Age 32

George A. Drew was the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. In 1943, they won the Ontario election.
1955 · General Motors Auto Workers Strike

Age 44

From 1955-1956, around 17,000 workers for General Motors went on strike. They wanted a pay raise, more secure working conditions, and a health plan half paid by General Motors. The strike lasted 148 days.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English lamb, a nickname for a meek and inoffensive person, or a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of lambs. See also Lamm .2 English: from a short form of the personal name Lambert .3 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Luain ( see Lane 3). MacLysaght comments: ‘The form Lamb(e), which results from a more than usually absurd pseudotranslation (uan ‘lamb’), is now much more numerous than O’Loan itself.’

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (2)

  • Birthie Lamb in household of Ross Lamb, "Canada Census, 1916"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Bertha Pearl May Lamb - birth: 19 May 1911; Nelson, Central Kootenay, British Columbia, Canada

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